Born in 1975, Mikhail Gurewitsch received his first violin lessons at the music school of the St. Petersburg RimskyKorsakov Conservatory, and studied there after his high school graduation. After completing his final exams, he found his way to the Detmold Hochschule für Musik, where he completed his studies. He performed his graduate recital and finals in the master class led by Thomas Christian.
Already at a young age, Mikhail Gurewitsch gave guest performances at various European festivals, including the Telemann Festival in Eisenach, the ‘Young Prague’ festival, and the ‘Musical Encounters’ in Cologne. This was followed by numerous solo and chamber music performances, which led him to the prestigious European concert halls (including the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Cologne Philharmonie, Frankfurt Opera, Zurich Tonhalle and Schloss Elmau).
During this time, his cooperation with various chamber and symphony orchestras played a key role in his artistic life. He performed as soloist with the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra, the Youth European Chamber Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest German Philharmonic and the ‘I Sedici’ Orchestra, in which he also served as concertmaster for several years.
In 2004, Mikhail Gurewitsch founded the dogma chamber orchestra. In the years since, dogma’s modern way of making music and its innovative concert design has helped it become one of the most renowned young European chamber ensembles. dogma was awarded the prestigious Echo Klassik award in 2014, already for the second time.